Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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Storybook Christmas Skirt

Today we had our first snow and it couldn't have come at a more appropriate time. I spent the morning all snuggled up in my sweats watching the rain turn to snow and making my first of many Christmas skirts.

One of my favorite things in the whole world are "Golden Book" story books. Especially the old one's from the 1960's.... yea, I'm a 60's girl. So, the inspiration for this round of skirts comes from those sweet, innocent days.
Nothing says "innocent" more to me than gingham.

I have always loved the illustrations in this book.
I could absolutely see this sweet little girl in the skirts I made today.

The Little Red Hen is my all time favorite Golden Book story. Ask my kids, they'll verify it!

What's your favorite Golden Book?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

They're Done!

Stephanie...... I couldn't wait to show you how cute these turned out! I am seriously thinking about adding monograms to my shop. Love them!

Rosie Rosies

I have been waiting and waiting for my sister and her cute daughter Brandi to get their rears in gear and open their etsy shop. They were part of our little grown up lemonade stand a couple of weeks ago and I was blown away with the cuteness of their stuff. My favorite are these little baker sets for little girls.

Pictures just don't do justice to their cute-ability!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Playin' Around With Monograms

A customer asked for monogrammed custom tops to match some skirts she recently bought her twins. I'm just havin' the time of my life playin' around with the idea. I think I'm going to edge it with the embroidered scallops I hem my skirts with. So fun! I might have to add this new addition to my shop!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Modest Is The Hottest

When my kids were little and we were visiting the mall I would always tell them I'd give a dollar to the first one who saw a modest prom dress. OK.... I confess I said this for two reasons, one: because I knew they wouldn't find one and I wouldn't be out the dollar, and two: a little brain washing never hurt anyone. If mom would offer a whole dollar for a modest dress, then modest dresses must be really cool things. Fast forward about 12 years......what do you do when you have to actually find a modest dress? In most cases, buy the immodest one and fix her up!

All it took was a little visit to the fabric store for blue silky stuff and brown tulle.
What once was a strapless dress is now something Liesl will feel comfortable wearing. All you need to do is measure over the shoulders and cut a length of fabric to fit. I cut it 6" wide and then gather each end so that it ends up 3" wide. All that's left is to hand stitch it to the inside of the bodice (back and front). EASY PEASY!
Can I just say,,,, I love her funky style!

She's Got The Bug

So, while other mom's are running their girls to AE and Hollister, this mom sits back and shakes her head as her girl raids the old clothes closet, the fabric stash and creates more cuteness. My pocket book thanks you Miss Er'.

One old, plain brown T.

This one's been sewing since she was 7, so she's
feeling pretty comfy here at the machine.

Erika came home from the Xterra this morning and
said, I saw the cutest little girl with a guitar
on her shirt at the race. I want a guitar shirt!
So, she came up with one.
She is so, so into the raw edge look. I even had to
talk her into cutting some of the loose threads.

I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Don't Be Afraid To Cut!

I am lovin' that my girls are totally into refashioning old clothes.
Erika found an old cardigan of mine (yea, it was in the bottom of my closet), I guess that makes it fair game. She whipped out the scissors and snipped the sleeves off. What once was a frumpy old mom cardigan is reborn as a totally hip fashion statement.

5 Minute Headband... yea, really!

Let me just say up front, this is not an original idea, I borrowed it from my amazingly talented niece, Brandi. She is such a creative little mommy, always making cute things for her kids out of nothing. You should totally slip over to her blog and see some of the cute stuff she's made.

First you have to audition your fabric. Hmmmmmm! What shall we do?

I'm thinking quiet and understated for this one.

Cut a strip of fabric 33" long, tapered at the ends and about 2"
wide at the middle as shown above.

For the flower I am using a strip of fabric taken from a sleeve
of an old cardigan of mine. My daughter cut the sleeves off
to make a super cool vest.

Cut a couple of leaf shapes. When it's time to assemble the flower
you will pile the small strip of fabric on top of your band in a
funky, half-hazard way.

Before assembling the flower however, you will want to run some top stitching, in a contrasting thread, around the band and the leaves.

Then pile the flower fabric on and stitch right on top of it.
Don't try to make it perfect, that's the cuteness of it.

And.... voila, there's your 5 minute headband.

Two Things

First of all a big shout out to our local fabric shop, My Heritage Fabrics. Thanks for featuring my skirts on your blog. I go gaga every time I walk in your door. So much little time!

And secondly...... you've gotta love teenagers!
These neighbor girls all bought tutu's from me a few weeks ago.
Today is Weber High School's homecoming and this is what they wore to
school. I wish I were that confident, they totally pulled it off.
Love the suspenders girls!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

My Grown Up Lemonade Stand

Last week some fellow etsy-ites and I had a grand sale in my front yard.
It was so much fun. Family, friends, laughter, creative energy.... I can't think of a better way to spend the last beautiful days of summer!

Besides my things we had bows from Buds and Blossoms, adorable things for mommies and kids from Rosies, and a bunch of different items from Needful Things. It was such a success we will be having another sale in Kaysville at the end of October. Bobbityboo and Rosies were also invited to participate in a holiday gift show at the Davis County Convention Center on Nov 7th. Rev that sewing machine up!!!

So...... I'm baaaaaack! It's been almost a year since I last posted anything. In fact, I deleted my old bobbityblog and now I wish I hadn't. My hope is to fill this blog with fun, useful, creative ideas that will enrich your family and "make your world a cuter place to live". So, let's get bloggin'.